The Anti-Christ Enigma

The Beast

It is a commonly held veiw that the Anti-Christ will come out of the European Union. Is this view Scriptural? There is a more logical view beginning to rise with a more eastern-centric view, that the Anti-Christ will come from the Middle East. Could this new view be correct?

1st, after studying your Bible, I challenge anyone who believes that the anti-Christ will come from Europe to show me Biblical proof that the anti-Christ is to come out of that area (or the Old Roman Empire). That is conjecture that many Bible Prophecy teachers extracted from Daniel 9. The way they came up with this assumption was because Daniel mentions that the king to come will be of the people that destroy Jerusalem. They automatically assume it was Rome. But they fail to see the fact that the Roman Legions (VII, X, XII & XV) that destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple consisted of Turks and Syrians and Arabs. They say that the beast must have taken a head wound and then been revived. Well the Romans fell apart from the inside and later split into 2 heads (east and west) and they never sustained a head wound to the original empire. The Muslims defeated them in the east, but the west was never really defeated, they just fell apart from government and Outer territory Instability . The east actually lasted longer, but they were overtaken by the Ottoman Empire.

The Muslims (under the Ottoman Empire) took control of the Holy land for 1000+ years and did take a severe head wound when they were defeated in the early 1900’s during WWI for siding with Germany. They lost their empire and it was divided up between France and England under the Balfour declaration. Unfortunately, they are gaining back their foothold and are looking for a new leader to take over their religious and political interests. They are attempting to take over the world and instill Sha'ria law in many western countries. They have already gained a foothold in the English and French governments and are attempting to do the same in Canada and the US. They figure that the best way to win a Jihad is to steal away their government and then force strict Sha'ria law on its citizens. The more fundamental Muslims believe in war and terrorism. In reality all Muslims must bring Jihad against non-Muslims per the Koran because they believe that there can never be peace until the entire world is Muslim and they think that when their Mahdi comes he will bring war on the entire non-Muslim world. Their Mahdi will essentially be the leader they crown as the religious and political leader of Islam. He may very well be one and the same as the anti-Christ.

Some questions to consider: How come John, never once speaks about Rome as the beast? Was he not being exiled by Romans to Patmos? Why doesn’t Peter, Paul, Jude or James mention Rome as the beast? The beast is to have 7 heads and 10 horns. It is a common misconception. The EU already has more members than that and it is actually starting to fall apart as the Euro slides due to significant debt and a defaulting Greece. Go into it with an open mind. Don’t just take my word for it and don’t just take the words of Barnhouse or Van Impe, or Jeffries or Reagan or any other teacher. Look for yourself. Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Amos, Hosea, Micah, Malichai and Daniel never once mention Rome or countries that consist of Rome. They do, however, mention Turkey (who is immediately north of Israel), and Syria (Assyria), and Afghanistan, and Pakistan and Iran (Persia) and Iraq (Babylon) and Jordan (Moab, Edom & Ammon) and Lebanon (Philistia) and Egypt and Sudan and Somalia and Ethiopia (Cush) and Libya and North Africa (Put) and Saudi Arabia (Midian, Sheba, Dedan).

He mentions all of those countries as players in the end times, but never mentions Rome. I am pretty confident we can assume that the countries above, less Rome, are going to be somehow involved in the end times as enemies of Israel because they are specifically mentioned in Bible Prophecies as such. To deduce that Rome (EU) and America will be in this end times scenario is a miscalculation by western Euro-Americentric thinking. I think it is dangerous to assume that, because what if they are wrong? If the anti-Christ does come from the Revived Roman Empire, they are right and no sweat of their backs, but if they are wrong they can miss the boat entirely and be no different than the Pharisees of Jesus’ time.

They were looking for the Messiah's glorious return, but failed to see the peaceful, loving, suffering servant, even though it was specifically written in the Psalms, in Isaiah and in Zechariah. Many of these EU thinking teachers also believe that the Pope will be the false Prophet and that the Catholic religion is the Whore of Babylon. Is the Vatican anywhere near Babylon? No…the only religion near Babylon is Islam and the pagan roots of Islam go all the way back to ancient Babylon. Many people do not realize that the origins of the name Allah stem back to the paganism originally practiced of the tribal religion of Mohammed. Allah was their Moon God and he figured that the only way to get the Meccans to accept Islam was to introduce one their gods as “the god” with the Name Allah. He figured that they would gladly accept the moon god who was already of high esteem to them as the one god and that the others almost 400 gods were not really gods. That is why they always have the crescent moon as the symbol for Islam. That is the same god that the Jews used to sacrifice their children to in the fire. The same god as Baal that the Ammonites, Edomites and Moabites worshipped. Baal or Allah was a god of forces. That is why Daniel in the 11th chapter says that the anti-Christ will worship a god of forces and will not worship the gods of his forefathers.

Daniel also states that the people of the prince to come will not esteem women. Some take that to mean that he will be a homosexual, but when you dig deeper, you find that it means that women will be considered beneath men, of lower value than men. The Muslims treat women pretty poorly if you follow their culture. In Revelation we find that he will behead Christians. It wasn't a major practice of Catholics to behead Christians, not even during the inquisition. Even though the Catholics may have beheaded some people, it was usually non-Christians, or the rebellious, or people that introducing damnable heresies into the church, there may very well have been a few Christians in there, but it was not a well known practice and certainly doesn't happen today. However, it just so happens that beheading is still a common practice in the Muslim culture. They behead anyone who will not convert to Islam if they practice full Sha'ria law. If you review the qualifications of the anti-Christ, a European will not fit the bill although a Muslim will fit it to a T.

The Anti-Christ has to be of the people who destroyed the Temple and Jerusalem. (a Roman could be, but so could a Middle Eastern person as mentioned earlier). He will be called the Assyrian (a European could not be considered an Assyrian, but a Middle Eastern Person can). He will be against everything that Christians believe. Most Europeans have Christian backgrounds and I have a hard time believing that Americans and Europeans will gladly accept an Anti-Christ as their Supreme leader and accept the mass murder of Christians. However, during the "Great Tribulation", according to St. Paul in II Thessalonians, there will be so great a spiritual deception, that even the elect will be deceived, if that were possible (I believe there will be a Rapture and the elect will already be gone). So it will be very possible to deceive Americans and Europeans when the Christians have already been taken out of the way. The beheading will come to the believers that come to Christ after the Rapture of the Church. Remember, there are going to be 144,000 Jewish evangelists and the two supernatural witnesses that spread the Gospel like never before. I believe the Christians that will be beheaded will be the Jewish converts and many of the people they lead to Christ. It will be the greatest revival in history.

Again, I challenge anyone to provide Scriptural support to suggest that the anti-Christ will come out of Rome. Everything I have been finding does not support that.

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Presigo 7 years ago from Spokane, Wa

good research


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Jerami 7 years ago from Houston tx

I believe that the reason The Roman Empire was not mentioned in the book of Daniel is that in 538 BC Rome did not exist yet. These visions that Daniel had was interpreted by the Lord as representing the FIRST FOUR Kingdoms to receive dominion over the earth. Greece was identified by Gabriel as the third. The third kingdom will divide into four smaller kingdoms and out one of these lesser kingdoms the Forth will rise.

The forth kingdom was the Roman Empire. It is that simple. The Lord said these four beasts represented the FIRST four kingdoms upon the earth. Rome was the forth kingdom. I sudgest everyone accept the word of God to be fact. Do not let 100's of years of mans interpretations persuade us to deny THE WORD of God.


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outastep99 7 years ago Author

Yes, you are correct that Daniel did not mention Rome since it was not yet a nation. When the Roman Empire was finally established it had 2 legs. The Western and the Eastern. It was the Eastern leg that destroyed the Temple. It was also the Eastern leg that outlasted the Western leg by several hundred years. If we study Daniel 2 there are 4 empires again and they are all part of the final empire which is crushed by the rock (Christ). Also, since the final empire must incorparate all of the other empires, Rome never was able to conquer Persia. Only the Ottoman empire was able to incorporate all of the other empires. My challenge stands to anyone who can point to anywhere in the entire Bible where a Western European nation is ever mentioned in end times events. Some reference Tarshish as either Spain or England, but there is much ambiguity with that because Eastern people believe Tarshish and Tarsus to be one in the same. Tarshish traded in Ivory, Silver, apes, etc... and I do not see a Western European country that had the potential to export African wildlife. I don't necessarily believe it is Tarsus, but no one really knows for sure.


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Jerami 7 years ago from Houston tx

This is a well written HUB and I congratulate you for thinking outside the norm.

I ask you to consider the possibility that all of these visions in the book of Daniel are different versions of the same prophetic message. Four kingdoms having dominion over the earth(The Hebrew Nation). And the possibility that 98% of the end time prophesy that was given in the Old testament was pertaining to the end of Days for that Hebrew Nation that came to its end of days around 138 AD.

Please consider the possibility of Revelation after the seal judgments; The trumpets and bowls pertaining to judgments inflicted during the "times" of the Gentiles, being after the scattering of that Hebrew Nation.


Blue Panther 6 years ago

I am not enough of a scholar to refute your assertion, but I do want to point out that Catholics have beheaded Christians, so you might want to make a correction or retraction. Read John Fox's Book of Martyrs. It is filled with accounts of Catholics who beheaded and tortured Christians.


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outastep99 6 years ago Author

It is true. I have heard and read that Catholics have murdered many, but beheading was not a common practice, especially for true believers. There may have been some innocent Christians killed in the process due to apostate Bishops and corrupt Popes, but the religion itself does not embrace beheading as a form of punishment. I did adjust it because I should not have said never. My emphasis still stands that the Catholic religion does not promote beheading, but Islam does, which was essentially my point. I appreciate you pointing that out, as I should be 100% accurate in the details rather than allowing my emphasis to overshadow my detail for the facts.


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debugs 6 years ago from Odessey777, Umbris

I think that all religions should be personal. A sane world is a secular world.


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outastep99 6 years ago Author

Fortunately, Christianity can not be personal as it is the duty of the believer to lead others to Salvation. Christians are charged by Christ Himself to go and make believers of mankind. We are to do it in Love not by violence. Doing violence in the name of Christianity goes completely against everything Christ taught.

Islam, on-the-other-hand, promotes violence. Terrorits are not Radicals; they are fundamentalists. They are only doing what the Koran tells them to do. Most Americans have no idea what Islam is really about.

Unfortunately, a secular world would be an insane world. A world without Truth. If anything, most religion (except Islam) teaches people to be moral citizens who should respect and love other people in. When people are taught that they are nothing, but higher evolved animals, than there is no real reason to live. There is no absolute truth and you should be able to do whatever makes you feel good. It becomes a selfish world, where I shouldn't have to feel bad if I offend you or hurt you in some way, because Evolution teaches survival of the fittest. If that were the case, there should be no problem with not having to care for the physically and mentally challenged, as well as the elderly because if they had been animals in the wild, they would have no chance of survival.


Jonas 6 years ago

I believe the antichrist will be obama and the false prophet will be ophra backed by illuminati and the new agers. Time will prove this to be true.


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outastep99 6 years ago Author

I can't say that I agree with you there. Obama is associated with a lot of bad characters, with ties to terrorist groups (Bill Ayers), Black Panthers, Jeremiah Wright, just to name a few. On top of that, Obama has made Afghanistan his war. The anti-Christ has to have a clean bill. He has to look spotless and be a man of peace. Obama is far from that man. He is certainly the character who will likely lead us down a path to Fascism and help create a need for world dictator, but I don't believe for a second that the current President is anything more than another corrupted politician. As for Oprah.... She does not have the two horns of the false prophet. The two horns indicate an apostate Christian leader. Maybe a Pope or some other sort of Christian leader that people will flock to for spiritual hope and he will point to the anti-Christ as being the Messiah.


Jecolon 5 years ago

The anti-christ will be a man who speak with authority who will be an orator, who will boast, who will be a powerful force over nations, who will be the opposite of Judeo-Christian beliefs, who will want to be like the Messiah because he feels "blessed" by the Creator. He will be in power around the time that the world will be bar-coding and won't be able to sell or buy without this method. He will come from the Middleeast and he will be called "Blessed", such as Yeshua was called. He will have a scar wound on his head that has healed. He will be chosen by Ashura the religion that seeks the "Hussen", meaning blessed one. His head will carry the scar of Ashura to remind his brothers that he is there for a secret reason and only "they " can identify him. He is Obama. The man who carries an Ashura scar, who speaks as if he was G-d, and who will let Israel perish. But, a TRUMPet will come and he will be removed, for the elected body of G-d has spotted him already.


KERON 2 years ago

GREAT RESEARCH. I MYSELF WAS WANDERING WHY EVERYONE WAS SO SURE THAT THE ANTICHRIST WILL COME FROM ROME. I BELIEVE HE WILL BE A JEW BUT IF NOT HE WILL THEN HAVE TO BE AN ARAB COMING FROM ISHMAEL. REMEMBER THE ANTICHRIST WILL TRY TO IMITATE GOD AND THUS HE WOULD MOST LIKELY BE AN ISRAELITE TO TRY TO PASS OFF AS THE MESSIAH. THE JEWS WILL NEVER ACCEPT AN OUTSIDER AS BEING THE MESSIAH. FURTHERMORE THE PASSAGE YOU QUOTED ABOUT NOT FOLLOWING THE GOD OF HIS FATHERS POINTS TO A JEW SINCE HE WILL BE AGAINST JEHOVAH. GREAT POINT ABOUT THE UN NOT HAVING 7 MEMBERS I AM ACTUALLY LOOKING TOWARDS THE G7 RIGHT NOW. ON THE OTHER HAND INDIVIDUALS ARGUE THAT THE SEVEN POWERS ARE NOT SIMULTANEOUS BUT RATHER IN SUCCESSION. SUCH THE UN IS THE EIGHT POWER.

OVERALL THANKS FOR A NEW PERSPECTIVE I WILL DEFINITELY LOOK INTO IT AS THE MUSLIMS HAVE INDEED DESECRATED THE TEMPLE

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